Frost/Nixon: David Frost dies at 74

In this file photo, British journalist Sir David Frost arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) annual awards held at the Royal Opera House in Central London, Britain, 08 February 2009. EPA/Daniel Deme

British broadcasting great David Frost died of a heart attack on August 31, after falling ill on board the Queen Elizabeth cruise liner. He was 74. Celebrated for his revealing interviews with former US president Richard Nixon, Frost’s list of interviewees, from presidents and prime ministers to royalty and show-business celebrities, was expansive. Frost’s lengthy 1977 interviews with Nixon saw him press the former president on the Watergate scandal.The encounter was turned into a play entitled “Frost/Nixon”, which was adapted into a 2008 film, with Michael Sheen playing Frost and Frank Langella as Nixon. It was nominated for 5 Oscars.

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